|Directed by||M. V. Raman|
|Produced by||A. V. Meiyappan|
|Written by||Javert Seetharaman|
K. R. Ramasamy |
B. R. Panthulu
T. S. Balaiah
|Music by||R. Sudharsanam|
|Distributed by||AVM Productions|
|24 June 1955|
Chella Pillai (English: Dear Child) is a 1955 Tamil Comedy - Drama film was directed by M. V. Raman and Produced by A. V. Meiyappan under his own AVM Productions company. The film script was written by Javert Seetharaman. Music by R. Sudharsanam assets to the film. It stars K. R. Ramasamy, Savitri, B. R. Panthulu, P. Kannamba, T. S. Balaiah played lead with Pandari Bai, K. A. Thangavelu, Javert Seetharaman and Kaka Radhakrishnan played portraying supporting role. The film was remade in Telugu under the title as Vadina(1955). Showering affection or enforcing gird discipline, which one is necessary in bringing up a child, especially if he is an Orphan? that was the theme of Chella Pillai.
K. R. Ramasamy, is an Orphan brought up by his brother(B. R. Panthulu) and his wife(P. Kannamba). Fond of the growing child . She covers for all mischievous deeds, even petty crimes, without bothering to correct him. Soon, he grows into an irresponsible young man addicted to Gambling. He meets young women(Savitri), who dreams of becoming a movie star. He promises to introduce her to movies. Mean while, the family decide to get him married to a modest young women(Pandari Bai) in the hope that he would become better human being. The hero leaves home to make a movie with the young women. Needing money for the productions, he commits a thiefing the shop where his brother work resulting in the kind man losing his job. The hero gets involved in the printing of fakes notes and when the brothers seeks his help. He gives him the counterfeit currency, resulting in the Poor man getting arrested. How the erring hero changes his ways forms the rest of the plot.
- K. R. Ramasamy as Mani
- Savitri as Dancer Lalitha
- B. R. Panthulu as Paramasivam, Mani's Brother
- P. Kannamba as Kalyani, Mani's Sister-in-law
- T. S. Balaiah as Yaman, Film Director
- Pandari Bai as Anjalai, Mani's wife
- K. A. Thangavelu as Avatharam, Lalitha's Brother
- Javert Seetharaman as Madabova, Film Producer
- Kaka Radhakrishnan
- P. D. Sambantham as Murugan
- C. V. V. Panthulu as Deena Dhayalan
- Vadhiraj as Nalan, Mani's friend
Randor Guy stated the The Hindu article for A different kind of story for the day, Chella Pillai had good performances by K. R. Ramasamy, P. Kannamba, B. R. Panthulu and Savitri. T. S. Balaiah as the film director Yaman and K. A. Thangavelu as Avatharam contributed to the laughs.
|Soundtrack album by R. Sudharsanam|
Music by R. Sudharsanam and lyrics were written by Udumalai Narayana Kavi, K. P. Kamakshi, Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam and V. Seetharaman. Singer is K. R. Ramaswamy. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, P. Suseela, Jikki, T. S. Bagavathi, and M. S. Rajeswari.
Most of the tunes were straight lifts from the Popular Hindi movies.
|1||Thaannalae Varum Kaasu||P. Suseela||03:02|
|3||Madhana Ezhil Raja(dialogue)||Jikki & dialogues by K. R. Ramaswamy||06:07|
|4||Naadu Nadakkira||T. M. Soundararajan & M. S. Rajeswari||03:07|
|6||Koil Kaalai Nee||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Suseela||03:30|
|7||Podanum Kulla Podanum||T. M. Soundararajan||03:10|
|8||Aaraadha Thuyaram||T. S. Bagavathi||03:09|
|9||Aanandham Inge Irukku||T. M. Soundararajan & Jikki||03:09|
|10||Sirppiyin Kai Paadatha||K. R. Ramaswamy||02:41|
|11||Nadakkum Pothu||T. M. Soundararajan||03:22|
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